For those of you who may not know, I homeschool my boys and we are blessed to be a part of a really great co-op. It’s become such a wonderful blessing for us and a fantastic support for the very fulfilling and difficult task of educating our children.
Each year, our group puts on a Fall Feast. I needed something quick and easy to take for the meal, and this Squash Casserole is what I came up with. It’s very much like making dressing (or ‘stuffing’ for our Yankee readers) that you would serve with your turkey at the holidays. It’s just a little twist on it that includes zucchini and squash. Though, for our southern readers, there is no corn bread in this version! I haven’t tried it with corn bread, but it might be super tasty! I’m all about experimenting, so if you give it a whirl, let me know how it turns out!
If you are trying to avoid gluten, this recipe is very easily made gluten free by either using gluten free bread crumbs, or using gluten free bread to toast and make your own. Sometimes it’s fun to play around with your standby’s and make it new and different! This turned out to be a really tasty side dish that would be appropriate for any holiday menu and beyond. I hope you enjoy it! God bless!
1 Bell Pepper (I like all bell peppers with the exclusion of green…too bitter! I like the sweetness of red/yellow/orange)
Salt and Pepper
(I have a confession, I’m the worst at recipes. I cook mostly by feel. I didn’t include measurements because I didn’t have any to begin with. Use what you have and adjust as needed!)
Saute your veggies in butter, lard or coconut oil. Set them aside to cool. Toast 4-5 slices of bread to make bread crumbs. You’ll need enough bread crumbs to soak up the liquid from your sauteed vegetables. Add your Parmesan cheese to your bread crumbs and then add this mixture to your veggies. When you get the right consistency, add 1-2 eggs depending on how dry your mixture is after adding your bread crumbs. Combine all your ingredients together and place in a greased baking dish. Bake at 375 until golden brown. Enjoy! God bless! ~Shanna